The University of Michigan Matthaei Botanical Gardens and Nichols Arboretum
"I come to the Gardens for my health, the serenity of nature, and the company of kindred souls."
Beverly Mosely,
Garden Volunteer
Few places on Earth are as beautiful as Michigan on a fine fall day. Stroll through the trails & gardens during the early morning or later afternoon at this special time of year.
Check out the bloom calendar.

staff biographies

Derrell Griffith

Derrell Griffin is a masterís student in landscape architecture at the University of Michigan and begins his work as an Arboretum caretaker in fall 2017. Prior to his studies at Michigan, Derrell received a B.S in Horticulture from Michigan State University. While at MSU he worked at Potter Park Zoo in Lansing and as an intern for Global Youth for Education and Change. Derrell has studied and volunteered abroad for organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and participated in an entrepreneurial summer program for tech-based startups.

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